ccs examination

Get new comments by email
You can cancel email alerts at anytime.
Comments (951 to 1000 of 1189)
Page:  « First « Previous   17  18  19  20  21  22  23  Next »   Last »

Mimi in Parkville, Maryland

27 months ago

RaraVA1 in Mechanicsville, Virginia said: The Clinical Workout book was very helpful for me! I started in the beginning of the book, but stopped & started coding the advance section, since I was running put of time. I made sure I knew how to code each question & reviewed the explanation of the answers. I studied for about 3 months, on & off, but was more serious the last 2 to 3 weeks. Again, I would say read the guidelines over & over!!! Know it well @ highlight key points! That answers a lot of questions on the CCS. Also, know the rules of coding combination codes (diabetes, HTN, ...etc). Know the definition of IT-Information terms: audit trail, authentication, privacy, confidentiality....etc. some of these terms are in the dictionary. I have Moseby's medical dictionary & it was a great help! Good luck to everyone!

Thanks, Rara, for your information. I did finish CCS Exam preparation book and do not feel it's good enough. I believe I have to get one Clinical Workout. What book did you use to study guidelines?

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

RaraVA1 in Mechanicsville, Virginia

27 months ago

The CCS Prep book is also helpfully, but have some errors. The last few editions are the same, even some of the errors!

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

RaraVA1 in Mechanicsville, Virginia

27 months ago

Mimi in Parkville, Maryland said: Thanks, Rara, for your information. I did finish CCS Exam preparation book and do not feel it's good enough. I believe I have to get one Clinical Workout. What book did you use to study guidelines?

The guidelines & conventions in the beginning of ICD-9 book. The pages of new codes & changes for 2012 are also very helpfully! They are in the beginning of the book & include examples. The back of the ICD book also has a list of drugs, per indication & list of DRG (MCC & CC)! So does the Moseby's dictionary, which I used for the DRG questions on the multiple choice. The key is to know your coding books inside & out!

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No (2) Reply - Report abuse

Mimi in Baltimore, Maryland

27 months ago

RaraVA1 in Mechanicsville, Virginia said: The guidelines & conventions in the beginning of ICD-9 book. The pages of new codes & changes for 2012 are also very helpfully! They are in the beginning of the book & include examples. The back of the ICD book also has a list of drugs, per indication & list of DRG (MCC & CC)! So does the Moseby's dictionary, which I used for the DRG questions on the multiple choice. The key is to know your coding books inside & out!

Thanks,again, Rara. I definitely get a Clinic Coding Workout and Moseby's dictionay. Yes, I saw some errors in CCS Prep. book. Did you finish all the cases? About howmany DX(s) and CPT(s)did you have to code for each case? I have no probroblem how to code. I just have problem with my coding speed.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

Inez Greer in lima, Ohio

27 months ago

Inez Greer in lima, Ohio said: what books do you have?

Im sorry, i didnt read your post carefully. I need books for Ccs not ccsp. Thx thou

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

Inez Greer in lima, Ohio

27 months ago

RaraVA1 in Mechanicsville, Virginia said: The guidelines & conventions in the beginning of ICD-9 book. The pages of new codes & changes for 2012 are also very helpfully! They are in the beginning of the book & include examples. The back of the ICD book also has a list of drugs, per indication & list of DRG (MCC & CC)! So does the Moseby's dictionary, which I used for the DRG questions on the multiple choice. The key is to know your coding books inside & out!

Is a dictionary allowed in for the CCS exam?

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

RaraVA1 in Mechanicsville, Virginia

27 months ago

Inez Greer in lima, Ohio said: Is a dictionary allowed in for the CCS exam?

yes, medical dictionary is allowed. I highly recommand you highlight any terms (health information related). I recommand Moseby's!

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

coder38901 in Grenada, Mississippi

27 months ago

Would anyone in this forum have the book :

Health Information Management Technology: An Applied Approach by Merida L. Johns that I could buy from them? Does anyone know if this is a good book to review besides the coding part of the CCS exam? I need to learn all the Domains and I'm mostly concentrated on the Coding part now but want to brush up on all.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No (1) Reply - Report abuse

Karen in Frisco, Texas

27 months ago

Hi Sylphie--could you forward coding clinics to me also? cbkneal2@att.net

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

bnc626 in Bayside, New York

27 months ago

I took the test in December and passed it. That was my second time taking it. I passed it by a few points but still passing!! I took the test in beta first in July then I took it in December. The most helpful thing that helps is studying your guidelines. If you know your guidelines and how to code (buy the review books and practice your coding) then you will pass. The one I took in beta mode was more difficult than the second time I took it.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes (1) / No Reply - Report abuse

coder38901 in Grenada, Mississippi

27 months ago

Hey bnc626

I also took the CCS exam in the beta period,missed it by 6 points. I had to wait 4 months, as you well know, to get results. I didn't keep studying after taking the test, so I'm back. Going to take it the first of March. So your advice is to study, study and study some more the guidelines and how to apply it to coding. What did you do to help you do this? I can study the guidelines all day, but if I don't have examples to apply it to, then it does me no good. Any advice would be helpful....so you think it was easier?

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

coder38901 in Grenada, Mississippi

27 months ago

RaraVA1 in Mechanicsville, Virginia said: yes, medical dictionary is allowed. I highly recommand you highlight any terms ( health information related). I recommand Moseby's!

Coder's dictionary also allowed if you prefer

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

Larry, RHIA in Miami, Florida

27 months ago

Hello everyone.. I have been reading through this forum for quite some time. The information everyone has placed on here has been extremely helpful in my preparation for the CCS exam. I was wondering if someone could please email me the coding clinics.. I would really appreciate it.. Thanks in advance.. larryk826@gmail.com

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

LBoogie84 in Washington, District of Columbia

27 months ago

Hi all! I will be taking the CCS exam for the first time in a couple weeks...any last minute advice? I've been prepping for months, going over guidelines, coding clinics, practicing with mock exams, multiple choice questions and cases all from Patricia Schnering's CCS review text (which is awesome by the way), as well as reviewing from other textbooks recently used in school, and I got a new medical dictionary haha. I'm well aware of the testing center, policies, format and timing of the test, etc, as well, so overall I'm feeling (sort of!) confident. Any other hints or just good vibes would be appreciated.

Thanks!

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

Mimi in Parkville, Maryland

27 months ago

LBoogie84 in Washington, District of Columbia said: Hi all! I will be taking the CCS exam for the first time in a couple weeks...any last minute advice? I've been prepping for months, going over guidelines, coding clinics, practicing with mock exams, multiple choice questions and cases all from Patricia Schnering's CCS review text (which is awesome by the way), as well as reviewing from other textbooks recently used in school, and I got a new medical dictionary haha. I'm well aware of the testing center, policies, format and timing of the test, etc, as well, so overall I'm feeling (sort of!) confident. Any other hints or just good vibes would be appreciated.

Thanks!

well prepared, you will pass. Where can you get mock exam, in which book? Good luck and keep us posted.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

LBoogie84 in Washington, District of Columbia

27 months ago

Mimi in Parkville, Maryland said: well prepared, you will pass. Where can you get mock exam, in which book? Good luck and keep us posted.

Thanks! I'm using Patricia Schnering's 2012 CCS Review Guide (It won't allow me to post a link to it, but it's easy to find on Amazon. Expensive but worth it!)

I really like this book since it includes references and page numbers for every multiple choice question. So, I can look back in my Faye Brown, Merida Johns, etc textbooks to see where these answers came from, and that has helped guide my studying. It also comes with a CD-ROM, but I haven't used that since it only runs on windows, and my whole household and office are Mac based, of course :P. The most recent ICD-9 guidelines, as well as pharmacology review, lab test abbreviations, etc are in the appendix. And of course there's plenty of mock cases and 2 mock exams!

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

glgcoder in Roseville, California

27 months ago

LBoogie84 in Washington, District of Columbia said: Thanks! I'm using Patricia Schnering's 2012 CCS Review Guide (It won't allow me to post a link to it, but it's easy to find on Amazon. Expensive but worth it!)

I really like this book since it includes references and page numbers for every multiple choice question. So, I can look back in my Faye Brown, Merida Johns, etc textbooks to see where these answers came from, and that has helped guide my studying. It also comes with a CD-ROM, but I haven't used that since it only runs on windows, and my whole household and office are Mac based, of course :P. The most recent ICD-9 guidelines, as well as pharmacology review, lab test abbreviations, etc are in the appendix. And of course there's plenty of mock cases and 2 mock exams!

Let me know if you are interested in selling your CD-ROM - I still use Windows. You can email me at glgrenell@gmail.com Good Luck on your test....you sound very well prepared and please let us know how you do after you have taken it.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

TRuss in Madison, Mississippi

27 months ago

Patricia Schnering's 2012 CCS Review Guide is so much better than AHIMAs CCS Preg Guide. I failed by two points in April and am set to take again March 9!

- Was this comment helpful? Yes (2) / No Reply - Report abuse

vacoder in Edinburg, Virginia

27 months ago

Hi, if anyone has Coding Clinics to help me study for the CCS Exam, would you be so kind as to email them to me. Or if you know of a place on the net that I can go to in order to view them that is free, please let me know. Thanks so much in advance....Faye (shenmtwoman05@yahoo.com)

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

coderinva in Edinburg, Virginia

27 months ago

Tak531 in Columbia, South Carolina said: I passed the CCA in March the CCS-p in December of this year. with no coding experience. I am selling the books I studied from that are good for the current exam until July. If you are interested In buying the books please let me know.

Hi, do you still have the CCS-P book for sale? (shenmtwoman05@yahoo.com)

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

Tak531 in Columbia, South Carolina

27 months ago

coderinva in Edinburg, Virginia said: Hi, do you still have the CCS-P book for sale? (shenmtwoman05@yahoo.com)

Sorry they are sold. I have no coding experience and have been hired as a coder for a local coding company.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

LBoogie84 in Washington, District of Columbia

27 months ago

Hello all - just passed the CCS today! It was a beast, but I made my way through! Finished with 20 minutes to use for review.

A few things that I think really helped me out:
1.) Not dwelling on the multiple choice questions - I just kept reminding myself that 18 of these are those "pre-test" questions anyway, so they don't even count towards the score!
2.) Multiple select questions were easy, and again 2 of those are "pre-test" as well.
3.) I felt like they threw you a few bones on the cases, that is, there were several secondary codes like 401.9, 250.00, V27.0, etc, that didn't require too much if any analysis. The codes you know by heart :).
4.) The medical dictionary saved my butt on 3 multiple choice questions. Whoo!

Also, I was surprised there were not really any CABG or cardiac cath type questions or cases.

I've just listed my Patricia Schnering 2012 CCS review book for sale on Amazon, btw!

Peace,
L

- Was this comment helpful? Yes (2) / No Reply - Report abuse

Mimi in Parkville, Maryland

27 months ago

LBoogie84 in Washington, District of Columbia said: Hello all - just passed the CCS today! It was a beast, but I made my way through! Finished with 20 minutes to use for review.

A few things that I think really helped me out:
1.) Not dwelling on the multiple choice questions - I just kept reminding myself that 18 of these are those "pre-test" questions anyway, so they don't even count towards the score!
2.) Multiple select questions were easy, and again 2 of those are "pre-test" as well.
3.) I felt like they threw you a few bones on the cases, that is, there were several secondary codes like 401.9, 250.00, V27.0, etc, that didn't require too much if any analysis. The codes you know by heart :).
4.) The medical dictionary saved my butt on 3 multiple choice questions. Whoo!

Also, I was surprised there were not really any CABG or cardiac cath type questions or cases.

I've just listed my Patricia Schnering 2012 CCS review book for sale on Amazon, btw!

Peace,
L

Congrats! I am happy for you. What books did you study beside PS 2012?

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

TRuss in Madison, Mississippi

27 months ago

LBoogie84 in Washington, District of Columbia said: Hello all - just passed the CCS today! It was a beast, but I made my way through! Finished with 20 minutes to use for review.

A few things that I think really helped me out:
1.) Not dwelling on the multiple choice questions - I just kept reminding myself that 18 of these are those "pre-test" questions anyway, so they don't even count towards the score!
2.) Multiple select questions were easy, and again 2 of those are "pre-test" as well.
3.) I felt like they threw you a few bones on the cases, that is, there were several secondary codes like 401.9, 250.00, V27.0, etc, that didn't require too much if any analysis. The codes you know by heart :).
4.) The medical dictionary saved my butt on 3 multiple choice questions. Whoo!

Also, I was surprised there were not really any CABG or cardiac cath type questions or cases.

I've just listed my Patricia Schnering 2012 CCS review book for sale on Amazon, btw!

Peace,
L

Congrats on mastering the CCS! You should be proud!
I took the CCS back in April 2012 and missed it by TWO points, I'm taking again on March 9. Do you remember any of the cases? I just wonder if it's the same 12 I had back in April. One was a complicated pregnancy, one was a nasolabial fold reconstruction, a wound with stitches, lung cancer, breast biopsy...not sure of the rest...do those sound familiar?

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

mybellgirl in Palm Coast, Florida

26 months ago

Sylphie in Bolingbrook, Illinois said: Sure, Angel. Give me your email.

Hi! And a be-lated congrats to you!!!! I CANNOT wait to be done with studying for this beast of a test! LOL!! Would you mind sharing the coding clinics that you have with me as well? It would be GREATLY appreciated! and thanks for all the tips, my e/m is mybellgirl@yahoo.com

Can you tell me - are we required to add modifiers to the codes on the case questions? And also do we have to add E-codes (other than the ones to describe poisoning/therapeutic/adverse effects)
And for ICD-9 procedures other than needing to assign the correct primary procedure - do the the rest of the procedures need to be in any order - does it matter what procedure you code 2nd, 3rd etc.... I am worried about this because certain books that have practice questions order the procedures in order that they appear in question and others seem to have them arranged differently???
Thanks SOOOOOOO much for any and all help!!!
Linda

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

TRuss in Madison, Mississippi

26 months ago

Mimi in Baltimore, Maryland said: Hi Truss,

Now you make me nervous; you invested to much on this. I did buy ICD 9 for hospital and payer, definitely since we need it for exam; i bought CCS preparation, Faye Brown; since you said PS 2012 is a very good one for pratice so I am thinking maybe I will get that one, and that's it, will have no more buget for this; oh, plus i have to buy exam soon. We have to pass! Oh, and the future doesn't promise with me that If i pass and have CCS I would earn more.LOL. You will pass, Truss, the one in April was hard; After Beta period, more pass the first time.
Stay tune!

You're nervous????? HA HA What about ME? I have already taken this CCS, missed it by TWO points, paid for the test AGAIN, what now??? I'm SCARED to death! And I've been a coder for 13 years!!!! I think I have test anxiety! LOL

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

coder38901 in Grenada, Mississippi

26 months ago

TRuss in Madison, Mississippi said: You're nervous????? HA HA What about ME? I have already taken this CCS, missed it by TWO points, paid for the test AGAIN, what now??? I'm SCARED to death! And I've been a coder for 13 years!!!! I think I have test anxiety! LOL

TRuss
You WILL PASS this exam...I am sure of it. You said your self that you only missed the last one by 2 points. Now you know what to expect and ready to tackle this. Remember to breathe. When do you sit for your exam? I also have information via e-mail for you if you would send me your e-mail address.
IF THERE is anyone reading this...I have a BRAND NEW ICD-9-CM Spiral Expert version FOR SALE. Make me a reasonable offer and its yours plus shipping.

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY EVERYONE

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

coder38901 in Grenada, Mississippi

26 months ago

LBoogie84 in Washington, District of Columbia said: Thanks yall! My Amazon seller name is LP36, and I try to sell used textbooks at the cheapest price so they are the first on the "used list" ;).

Other books I used for review were all textbooks I already have from the last year for my HIM program (in my last semester - RHIT is next!):

Faye Brown's 2012 ICD coding handbook (this is also embedded in the 3M encoder)
Merida John's Health Information Management Technology
Carol Buck's 2012 The Next Step - Advanced Medical Coding
Green & Rowell's Understanding Health Insurance
Casto & Layman's Principles of Health Care Reimbursement

The first 3 were definitely the most helpful.

-L

Hello

Do you have anymore of your books for sale?

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

coder38901 in Grenada, Mississippi

26 months ago

If anyone that has taken the CCS exam and would like to sell any of their books, please let me know. My e-mail address is Karol_Haley@hotmail.com. I also have a Brand New ICD-9-C, 2012 Expert Coding Book if someone would like to trade or buy at a great price. The books I would really like is the Faye Brown Coding handbook, 2012 with answers and Carol Buck's 2012 Step by Step for CPT, also the CCS Prep Book 5th edition. When I get through this exam I will give mine away and hope someone pays it forward.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

hanstj in Rowland Heights, California

26 months ago

TRuss in Jackson, Mississippi said: I studied for 6 months using the AHIMA CCS Prep guide (and have been coding for 9 years in a hospital with a CCA) and STILL failed the CCS back in April by TWO Points. I have a new study guide by Patricia Schering and it seems to have more of what I remember on the test. I am scheduled to re take the CCS In March. I would suggest doing as much coding as you can and get this study guide that I have.

Hi Truss,

Who is the author of the AHIMA CCS Prep guide you used? Is it Jennifer Hornung Garvin?

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

Lbarrane in Cumming, Georgia

26 months ago

Can someone email me any and all coding clinics if they don't mind sharing. My email is lbarrane@yahoo.com. I am gathering all my study materials now.
Thanks

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

JenM in Wilmington, Massachusetts

26 months ago

im taking the exam Friday. any tips from people who passed recently? examples of of what the case studies were like? I know there are 6 icd9/cpt and 6 icd9/wicd9 px codes(inpatient). Wondering if there is heart, newborn, pregnancy, hypertension/esrd, glaucoma, post op wound, injury surgery? Any examples would be helpful. TY Jen

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

CredCoder in California

25 months ago

I am a member of the 2/2 club (two points/2 attempts)and am happy to report that I passed the CCS exam the second time around. I feel that having been exposed to the test the first time helped me prepare for my second attempt and I did much better. My first score was 298 and my second was 344 - huge difference. My experience (2.5 yrs)is in pediatric OP dx coding (no procedure or IP coding)so there were some areas where I knew I would lose points, so I tried to make up for it in other areas, like really trying to nail the dx coding since I couldn't list most of the procedures and got stumped on DRG questions. I'm an RHIT as well, so my scores in domains such as security, compliance, etc were high which helped my score.

Good luck to everyone taking the exam whether it's your first, second or third attempt.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

kelly swanson in Courtland, Kansas

25 months ago

Hi everyone. I've been following along and taking in everyone's advice. I took the CCS exam the first time in 3/12 and failed by 19 points. Took again just friday and unfortunately failed by 3 lousy points. Very upsetting. My timing improved greatly and had 30 minutes to review. The test was very hard and I thought I had improved. I did not invest in the professional review guide by Patricia Scherling which I will now I had. Spoke to my supervisor at my job and she invested in that book when she took her RHIT exam so when I got home I ordered that book asap. I will pass this DAMN test!!!!!!! Good luck to you and do not give up. Pass the test before ICD-10 comes in effect is a great goal.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

kelly swanson in Courtland, Kansas

25 months ago

CredCoder in California said: I am a member of the 2/2 club (two points/2 attempts)and am happy to report that I passed the CCS exam the second time around. I feel that having been exposed to the test the first time helped me prepare for my second attempt and I did much better. My first score was 298 and my second was 344 - huge difference. My experience (2.5 yrs)is in pediatric OP dx coding (no procedure or IP coding)so there were some areas where I knew I would lose points, so I tried to make up for it in other areas, like really trying to nail the dx coding since I couldn't list most of the procedures and got stumped on DRG questions. I'm an RHIT as well, so my scores in domains such as security, compliance, etc were high which helped my score.

Good luck to everyone taking the exam whether it's your first, second or third attempt.

I took the exam the first time in 3/12 and failed by 19 points. Waited until the beta mess was finished and just took the exam again on friday. Unfortunately failed by 3 points. Very unsetting! My timing was much improved and I had 30 minutes to review. It was a very hard exam, no wonder the pass rate is so low. I will take the exam again in 90 days and I WILL PASS. I had read this site religiously and taken in all the advice by did not purchase the Professional Review Guide by Patricia Schlerling. After friday and speaking with my supervisor at work who is a RHIT she had purchased this book when studying for her exam also. The first thing I did when getting home was order this book as I believe it will a great benefit the 3rd time around, only wish I would have done it earlier. I WILL PASS THIS DARN TEST!

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

CredCoder in California

25 months ago

kelly swanson in Courtland, Kansas said: I took the exam the first time in 3/12 and failed by 19 points. Waited until the beta mess was finished and just took the exam again on friday. Unfortunately failed by 3 points. Very unsetting! My timing was much improved and I had 30 minutes to review. It was a very hard exam, no wonder the pass rate is so low. I will take the exam again in 90 days and I WILL PASS. I had read this site religiously and taken in all the advice by did not purchase the Professional Review Guide by Patricia Schlerling. After friday and speaking with my supervisor at work who is a RHIT she had purchased this book when studying for her exam also. The first thing I did when getting home was order this book as I believe it will a great benefit the 3rd time around, only wish I would have done it earlier. I WILL PASS THIS DARN TEST!

You are close! You improved your score by 16 and your time. Do it again and your there. Review your scores in each domain and use them as a guide to see what you need to focus on. This is not an easy test and some of the questions are confusing. There were some that I truly didn't know what they were asking and there was one case where a report was completely missing. When I clicked on the tab,the page was blank. I experienced this the last time I tested, so I just used what I could.

Good luck!

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

olimil in Bloomington, Indiana

25 months ago

glgcoder in Roseville, California said: Good to know about the CABG and cardiac.....they probably aren't including that because of all the MAJOR changes in that area and all the new codes they are using/changing, especially in the CPT codes.

Thanks for all your tips...I plan on taking it in early June.

Hi I heard the test changes after June 1st and you have to have all the udated books for 2013 to take the test with. So I planned on taking by end of May. Do you know if this is true? Good luck on your test. I am an RHIT but have never coded. I hae been researching an studying online just gonna go for it and hope for the best.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

glgcoder in Roseville, California

25 months ago

olimil in Bloomington, Indiana said: Hi I heard the test changes after June 1st and you have to have all the udated books for 2013 to take the test with. So I planned on taking by end of May. Do you know if this is true? Good luck on your test. I am an RHIT but have never coded. I hae been researching an studying online just gonna go for it and hope for the best.

Yes - it always changes June 1 of every year that you have to have the new books for that year. You can alway go directly to the AHIMA website on the exam area to get the latest info. www.ahima.org/certification/ccs.aspx

I plan on taking mine end of May also! Good Luck

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

kelly swanson in Courtland, Kansas

25 months ago

Holly Crap!!!!! Excuse my French. I knew I had to wait 90 days to retake the exam again so June 1st is the first I can retake and I knew I had to use 2013 books but for some reason I was just hopefully that possibly the exam just might be the same. I literally threw up my hands people!!!! I am so darned frustrated. I only wish that the 20 unscored questions would count if you possibly got them right when you are so close to passing the exam; it would really make a difference. I agree that some of the questions on the exam were very confusing.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

kelly swanson in Courtland, Kansas

25 months ago

glgcoder in Roseville, California said: Yes - it always changes June 1 of every year that you have to have the new books for that year. You can alway go directly to the AHIMA website on the exam area to get the latest info. www.ahima.org/certification/ccs.aspx

I plan on taking mine end of May also! Good Luck

Holy Crap! I knew that I had to wait to retake the exam until 6/1 and had to use the 2013 code books but was hoping that possibly the exam may be the same since there were no alot of coding changes. Now I am panicking!!!!! I honestly feel that the 20 unscored questions should be counted if by chance they are correct when the score is so close to passing as this count really make a difference!!!!!! So frustrated and worried now. I improved so much but could have used all the help I could get with the test possibly being the same. On well, just my luck.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes (1) / No Reply - Report abuse

JenM in Wilmington, Massachusetts

25 months ago

I've found this CCS fourm very helpful. It is called CCS Study Group on facebook. It will not let me post the website on here. Try to join it!

I just found it 2 weeks ago. I too have taken the CCS exam on Friday and failed!! I work in the industry and took a prep exam and just finished a coding program at a community college and studied on my own and still failed.

I called AHIMA today. The CS rep advised me that I will most definitely not be able to take the exam May 31st, as I just took it March 1st. Beta exam is beginning 6/1. Last year if you took the exam June 1- October 26 2012, you had to wait until 10/27/12 to receive your results. Not sure I want to endure that type of suspense of not knowing if I passed. I am now going to have to get 2013 books and re-write all my notes in my guidelines (I know them very well by now). Also take NOTE: as of March 1, 2014, exams will be ICD-10. I am definitely going to have to pass this time around.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

sakshi talwar in bhopal, India

25 months ago

Hi...I'm appearing for CCS on coming monday...Is the scoring for CCS exam immediate or depends on cut off??

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No (1) Reply - Report abuse

RaraVA1 in Mechanicsville, Virginia

25 months ago

Good luck on Monday! CCS is on immediate scoring now, until the new exam in June.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes (1) / No Reply - Report abuse

TRuss in Madison, Mississippi

25 months ago

Well my time is getting closer....saturday I will attempt this bad boy one more time! Failure is not in my vocabulary this time around! To miss by TWO points last year made me sad, mad, now POSITIVE that I can do this! Good luck to anyone else out there tackling this test in the near future!

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

TRuss in Madison, Mississippi

25 months ago

kelly swanson in Courtland, Kansas said: Hi everyone. I've been following along and taking in everyone's advice. I took the CCS exam the first time in 3/12 and failed by 19 points. Took again just friday and unfortunately failed by 3 lousy points. Very upsetting. My timing improved greatly and had 30 minutes to review. The test was very hard and I thought I had improved. I did not invest in the professional review guide by Patricia Scherling which I will now I had. Spoke to my supervisor at my job and she invested in that book when she took her RHIT exam so when I got home I ordered that book asap. I will pass this DAMN test!!!!!!! Good luck to you and do not give up. Pass the test before ICD-10 comes in effect is a great goal.

That's exactly how I feel! I missed by two points in April, I am taking again THIS Saturday. I will pass this damn test! I will NOT fail again. However, when I finished taking it the last time I said to myself "If I could take this test over again, right now, I would fail again". IT was SO hard and Ive been a coder for over 10 years! This test is a beast!
Pray for ME!

- Was this comment helpful? Yes (2) / No Reply - Report abuse

Olimil in Bloomington, Indiana

25 months ago

TRuss in Madison, Mississippi said: That's exactly how I feel! I missed by two points in April, I am taking again THIS Saturday. I will pass this damn test! I will NOT fail again. However, when I finished taking it the last time I said to myself "If I could take this test over again, right now, I would fail again". IT was SO hard and Ive been a coder for over 10 years! This test is a beast!
Pray for ME!

Wow reading your posts makes me feel scared! I was wondering if taking this test an passing does it depend more on speed of figuring iut the answers or the knowledge u need to have acquired? I have no experience in coding but study all the time. Im using my old professional review guide i used to pass for my RHIT. I wont be taking the CCS till May. Is the questions at the beginning of test whats hard to pass or the cases at the last part of test? Thanks for any of advice!

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

sakshi talwar in bhopal, India

25 months ago

RaraVA1 in Mechanicsville, Virginia said: Good luck on Monday! CCS is on immediate scoring now, until the new exam in June.

Thanks RaraVA1 for the reply and wishes....I need that very much at this hour, one more thoing...do we get the result of pass/failed immediately, or just scores for the exam??

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No (1) Reply - Report abuse

Mimi in Parkville, Maryland

25 months ago

kelly swanson in Courtland, Kansas said: I took the exam the first time in 3/12 and failed by 19 points. Waited until the beta mess was finished and just took the exam again on friday. Unfortunately failed by 3 points. Very unsetting! My timing was much improved and I had 30 minutes to review. It was a very hard exam, no wonder the pass rate is so low. I will take the exam again in 90 days and I WILL PASS. I had read this site religiously and taken in all the advice by did not purchase the Professional Review Guide by Patricia Schlerling. After friday and speaking with my supervisor at work who is a RHIT she had purchased this book when studying for her exam also. The first thing I did when getting home was order this book as I believe it will a great benefit the 3rd time around, only wish I would have done it earlier. I WILL PASS THIS DARN TEST!

It's OK, Kelly. You will pass before ICD-10 effective. I try to sit for the exam too, study on and off.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

Mimi in Parkville, Maryland

25 months ago

TRuss in Madison, Mississippi said: That's exactly how I feel! I missed by two points in April, I am taking again THIS Saturday. I will pass this damn test! I will NOT fail again. However, when I finished taking it the last time I said to myself "If I could take this test over again, right now, I would fail again". IT was SO hard and Ive been a coder for over 10 years! This test is a beast!
Pray for ME!

Hey Truss, you will pass. Best of luck.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No Reply - Report abuse

RaraVA1 in Mechanicsville, Virginia

25 months ago

sakshi talwar in bhopal, India said: Thanks RaraVA1 for the reply and wishes....I need that very much at this hour, one more thoing...do we get the result of pass/failed immediately, or just scores for the exam??

You will get both - pass or fail AND scores for each Domain.

- Was this comment helpful? Yes / No (1) Reply - Report abuse

Page:  « First « Previous   17  18  19  20  21  22  23  Next »   Last »

» Sign in or create an account to comment on this topic.